Roast duck plate

Low and slow roast duck with crispy skin

My 2013 started off with a bang—a multi-course European feast at the acclaimed Zur Tant restaurant in Koeln, German—complete with… Continue reading »

Summer Chicken Vegetable Sopu

Summer Vegetable Chicken Soup

There’s nothing more comforting than homemade soup. I usually wait until the weather cools before getting out my soup pot,… Continue reading »

Classic Gin Sling

The Bottle Chronicles: Gin Sling

Is it time to start celebrating yet? Tomorrow I’ll be receiving my master of arts in integrated media communications from… Continue reading »


Blackened Chicken Salad with Creamy Avocado Dressing

It’s been a lousy spring so far in Nebraska—and this week is a classic example. On Sunday and Monday, it… Continue reading »


Dark Chocolate-Infused Hirschgulasch (Venison Stew)

One day last fall, in the middle of the workweek, my cell phone rang. “Hello?” I said, tentatively. “It took… Continue reading »


November Wrap-Up and Holiday Plans

Happy December, fearless foodies! Have you all wrapped up your holiday shopping? I confess that I’m a little behind. On… Continue reading »